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Is there an airline policy for elderly travelers?

My dad is flying to visit my sister for Christmas but we aren't sure how well he will do traveling alone. I know airlines have a policy in place for unaccompanied minors, is there such a program for the elderly?
Status: Open    Dec 15, 2014 - 10:03 AM


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Dec 21, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The FAA, TSA and individual airlines all provide some assistance for elderly travelers. For airline assistance, contact the customer support phone number listed at their website.

The TSA provides a list of resources for your family on their website:

Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Screening for Passengers Requiring Special Assistance

"Travelers may also request a Passenger Support specialist ahead of time by calling the TSA Cares hotline at 1-855-787-2227."


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